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Main draw for Whitehorse and area

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Main draw for Whitehorse and area

What is the main draw for going to visit Whitehorse and area?

What would be the top 5 things to do and see.

I like outdoors.

Is there any good skiing there in Winter?

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1. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

Access to nature and low population density.

Canoeing a remote river, backpacking in the backcountry, flying over Kluane Park, go to a music festival.

Mount Sima: a small but pleasant hill.

haines, alaska
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2. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

History.......museums......wildlife viewing........Takhini Hot Springs........lovely biking trail downtown along the river (cross country ski trail in winter ?)......and a big draw for us.....great restaurants and Walmart :-)

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3. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

Expect a town of 25 000 people with the services of a capital. Is this vague enough for you? Ha!

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4. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

Google for "yukonlive" there you will find interactive 3D maps of ski trails around Whitehorse and much more.

Whitehorse, Canada
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5. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

Hi worldtravellers123,

There are indeed many things to do in and around Whitehorse all year-round....especially for those who like the outdoors.

If you are considering coming up during winter, there is a large network of groomed cross-country ski trails, Mount Sima for downhill, dog mushing, aurora viewing, ice fishing and more.

Starting in February, there are a variety of events and festivals that take place in Whitehorse as well: Available Light Film Festival, Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, Frostbite Music Festival and the Yukon Quest just to name a few.

Check out www.travelyukon.com for more ideas.

Hope to see you up here,

TravelYukon

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6. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

all the above plus the people are super friendly :)

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7. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

All the above --- plus the people are super friendly. :)

Thunder Bay, Canada
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8. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

For winter time is it always dark most of the time or what is the leAst Amt of dAy light in winter there

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9. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

The least amount of daylight will be about 4 hours......and that is near the shortest day of the year which is usually about Dec 22 or 23........note if you are planning on renting a car, keep it in a heated garage overnight or make sure that the engine has a plug in heater........the one time we drove up there during the winter our car battery went dead overnight due to the cold temperature......

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10. Re: Main draw for Whitehorse and area

Whitehorse has just been named the City with the cleanest air in the World by the World Health organisation, and guess what you can feel it. It is fantastic here but be careful so many of us have come for a little holiday and been seduced by the great living. Its a perfect little City in the middle of the wilderness - that means you can ski or ATV right of your back door, you can meet friends at some trendy little coffee shop thats entirely original and not a franchise, you can explore a wilderness that just 3 minutes drive precisely from the Main Street that is totally silent without a road or telephone wire or house in site, or you can drive up to the klondike and see the action of the goldmines. Wow, its fun here. Not to be missed and unlike anywhere else. Tons, tons to do. We all find Vancouver and NY boring by comparison where evreything is franchised shopping, eating, even the shows are the same across the country- not here . and there's areally hot music scene. etc.

Edited: 1:22 pm, September 30, 2011